American progressive metallers Periphery, who recently announced the March 10 arrival of their sixth album, “Periphery V: Djent is Not a Genre”, have partnered with Los Angeles-based creative agency, Race Service, for an A.I.-generated video for the song “Atropos”.
“The feel of ‘Atropos’ features a push and pull between pretty/melodic and dark/chaotic sections” explained Periphery frontman Spencer Sotelo “That gave me the idea to write about a person who lives, and leans into, a completely superficial lifestyle, and the destructive aftermath of what doing so brings about, not just in that person’s life, but in the world around them. I think the video captures the lyrical essence in its visuals really well, and I’m excited for everyone to enjoy it along with the song”.
Rod Chong, a Race Service executive producer and creative director, directed the video. He shed light on their approach: “‘Atropos’ delves into a surreal world of darkness with a mix of live action and A.I. processed visuals, motion GFX. The irony of using A.I. to bring a music video about A.I. to life is not lost on us. Our aim was to portray humanity’s media fixation, even amidst a war-torn world, as a new form of deity emerges and gains control over us. A captivating and hypnotic result”.
Periphery announced the March 10 release of “Periphery V: Djent is Not a Genre” last month (pre-orders are available here, releasing two singles simultaneously: “Wildfire” (watch the video here) and “Zagreus”. The 9-song collection was produced by the band, with Adam “Nolly” Getgood contributing bass across the album. Jørgen Munkeby performs a saxophone solo on “Wildfire”.
Periphery USA tour dates with Underoath:
March 3 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
March 4 Stroudsburg, PA The Sherman Theater
March 5 Huntington, NY The Paramount
March 7 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
March 8 Pittsburgh, PA Roxian Theatre
March 10 East Moline, IL The Rust Belt
March 11 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club
March 13 Grand Rapids, MI GLC Live at 20 Monroe
March 14 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
March 15 Kansas City, MO The Uptown Theater
March 17 Wichita, KS The Cotilion
March 18 Denver, CO The Ogden Theatre
March 20 Boise, ID Revolution
March 21 Portland, OR The Roseland Theater
March 23 Wheatland, CA Hard Rock Live Sacramento
March 24 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
March 25 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
March 26 San Diego, CA SOMA
March 27 Tucson, AZ The Rialto Theatre
March 29 Albuquerque, NM The El Rey Theatre
March 31 Oklahoma City, OK The Diamond Ballroom
April 1 Little Rock, AR The Hall
April 2 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works